How to build and use a compensation communication matrix

  How may you use a Compensation Communication matrix to support engagement at your organisation ? In today’s uncertain economic climate, most organisations indicate that retention of employees, and “making more with less” are among their top priorities. And as we all know, one of the best ways to foster engagement lies in communication. In a…

How low salary is not low cost (always)

In Dubai where I live, and in other GCC countries, many organisations rely on cheap (imported) labour in order to manufacture, distribute and sell their products. A lot of HR Directors don’t necessarily believe in this “cheap cheap cheap” approach, but they struggle to get heard by the leadership team, and they often ask me…

Do you want to try and win a free pass to the C&B Forum in Dubai this June ?

The Compensation & Benefits Forum 2014 organised by IIRME (now to be called Informa) will take place on June 8 -12 in Dubai, and I am honoured to be one of the speakers again. Compensation Insider is also the official blog partner of the Forum, and I am write the report summarizing the findings from…

Want to join me as I deliver my first public course on C&B in Dubai ?

I am very excited today to announce that I will deliver my first-ever public course on Compensation & Benefits very soon in Dubai ! “Deciphering C&B to make it work for your organisation” is a 2-day training taking place on March 24 and 25 at The Address Dubai Mall, in exclusive partnership with TPS World…

What does “utilities at cost” reimbursement cover ?

Nadim, one of my readers asks : “In our company for certain senior grades we do pay Utilities at actual cost which is the DEWA bill (Dubai Electricity and Water Authority). In my opinion utilities should cover the water and electricity, however I got employees who are claiming also for the household gas, or even…

4 tips for creating bulletproof HR policies

Clients regularly ask me : “How do I create a policy ?”. Many times, they start by brainstorming about the topic of the policy, listing all possible twists and turns, and diving right into what the policy “should” be. Very rapidly, they feel overwhelmed and confused, not knowing how to organise their thoughts to make…

Dear NSA, let me take care of your slides

A quick note today. I found a rather humouristic presentation about a topic that has been in the news lately : the PRISM system of electronic spying. I don’t know if the content is real in the slides below, but that is not the point of this post. In Dear NSA, let me take care…